Gov. Edwards creates task force to respond to climate change

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) ” Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration plans an expansion of coastal restoration and flood protection efforts that for the first time will target greenhouse gas emissions by Louisiana industry as a way to reduce future sea level rise. ‘Louisiana will do its part to address climate change,” Edwards said Thursday. “Science tells us that rising sea level will become the biggest challenge we face, threatening to overwhelm our best efforts to protect and restore our coast.

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UNM researchers look to combat climate change

A team of researchers at the University of New Mexico are examining various ways to combat climate change as a part of the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) managed by the United States Geological Survey.
David Gutzler, a professor and climatologist in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, said the Southwest is particularly susceptible to warming temperatures amid climate change. Gutzler said the biggest threat to the environment is the continued increase of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
“There’s been no effective, global policy to bring greenhouse

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